► Información en español sobre la exposición

Photographer Sally Mann explores what it means to be Southern. For more than 40 years, Mann (born 1951) has made experimental, hauntingly beautiful photographs that address overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, and the bonds of family. Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings is the first major retrospective of the celebrated artist’s career.

This internationally traveling exhibition investigates how Mann’s relationship with her native Virginia, a place rich in literary and artistic traditions yet troubled by history, has shaped her work. Featuring over 120 images organized into five sections—family, landscape, battlefields, legacy, mortality—A Thousand Crossings shows how the American South emerges within Mann’s work as a powerful and provocative force that continues to shape American identity and experience.

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings | March 3–May 27, 2019

► Publication
The illustrated exhibition catalogue is available through the MFA Shop (713.639.7360) and the Museum’s Hirsch Library (713.639.7325).

Concurrent Exhibition
Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2017




This exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts.

Generous funding for this exhibition is provided by The Margaret Cooke Skidmore Exhibition Endowment.

Generous support for this exhibition is provided by:
Anne Levy Charitable Trust
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